Glenn Ray Triplett, also known as Bull, age 75, of Vilas, passed away Sunday morning, May 12, 2019 at his home.

Born March 23, 1944 in Watauga County, he was a son of Walter Monroe and Lillie Greer Triplett. Glenn loved his daughters, grandchildren, family and friends beyond measure. He was a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers and enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley. Glenn proved his love for God, family and country by enlisting in the US Marine Corp and serving two tours in Vietnam, serving twenty-six and a half years in the North Carolina National Guard, and as a member of the American Legion Post #130 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90. He retired from Lowes Hardware in Boone, from the Watauga County Sanitation Department as a container site operator, and from the NC National Guard.

Glenn is survived by his daughters, Misti Wiley and husband, Bill, and Shannon Triplett, all of Banner Elk; grandchildren, Grayson and Isabella Wiley and Chesney Campbell; sister, Virginia Downs of Lenoir; brothers, Delmar Triplett of Concord and Garnett Triplett of Rutherwood; and his best friend, Elvin Hundley of Boone. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, and his first employer and special friend, Stewart Simmons.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019, at 2 oclock at the Simmons Cemetery in the Triplett community, officiated by Rev. Zane Tester. Military Honors will be provided by the US Marine Corp, the American Legion Post #130, and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, May l5, from 6 until 8 oclock at Austin & Barnes.

Memorials may be made to the Simmons Cemetery Fund, in care of Wilma Miller, 175 Hubert Norris Road, Boone, NC 28607, or to the Stewart Simmons Volunteer Fire Department, 191 Jakes Mountain Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618.

A special thank you is extended by the family to neighbors, Doug and Melissa Hicks for all their love, support and caregiving extended Glenn during his illness.

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